Terps men's soccer still winless in Big Ten after draw at Michigan State

Maryland head coach Sasho Cirovski, shown during a game at Ludwig Field.
Maryland head coach Sasho Cirovski, shown during a game at Ludwig Field.(Charlie DeBoyace / Photo for The Baltimore Sun)

With a 0-0 draw Friday night at Michigan State (3-2-3, 0-0-1 Big Ten Conference), No. 10 Maryland (3-1-3, 0-0-2) settled for its second scoreless draw in as many Big Ten men's soccer games. The Terps also tied visiting Michigan, 0-0, on Sept. 11. Maryland has five shutouts in seven games this season, four by Cody Niedermeier (Broadneck). "We competed hard against a good team and to tie on the road in the Big Ten is nothing to be ashamed of," Terps coach Sasho Cirovski said. "I thought defensively we were very solid. The entire back line was outstanding again today."

More soccer: Freiburg goalkeeper Zack Steffen (Maryland) was one of 20 players named to the U.S. men's team's roster for Olympic qualifying. The team begins qualifying against Canada on Oct. 1.


Women's college soccer: UMBC redshirt junior Alexa Quaranta (Perry Hall) had the lone goal in a 1-0 victory against Delaware State (2-6-1). The Retrievers (2-6-1) ended a four-game losing streak. … Sophomore Clare MacAdam scored the tying goal in the 81st minute to earn Navy (4-4-1, 0-0-1 Patriot League) a 2-2 draw with host Army (2-5-1, 0-0-1).

College field hockey: Senior Anna Dessoye scored twice and added an assist to lead host No. 10 Maryland (4-3) to a 3-2 win over No. 12 Northwestern (6-3) in both teams' Big Ten opener.

Women's college lacrosse: Senior midfielder Dene' DiMartino and senior defender Kirsti Paavola (Notre Dame Prep) were named captains for the 2016 season.

Women's college volleyball: Towson (12-1) improved its winning streak to 12 matches with a 3-0 win over host Tennessee Tech (1-10) in the opening match of the Golden Eagle Invitational and a 3-2 win over Idaho (2-9). … UMBC (6-5) lost to Virginia (6-3) in the first match of the AU Volleyball Classic at American, 3-0. … Loyola Maryland fell to 5-9 after a five-set loss to Sacred Heart (5-5) and a three-set loss to host Delaware (5-5) in the Delaware Invitational. … Morgan State (2-11) lost to Delaware, 3-0, and Sacred Heart, 3-2, in the Delaware Invitational.

NFL: Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed expressed confidence he will play Sunday against the St. Louis Rams despite receiving treatment this week for a quadriceps injury. Coach Jay Gruden said Reed, who was limited in practice Thursday, "did some good things" Friday and was hopeful that Reed would play.

Mike Jones, The Washington Post

WNBA: Ivory Latta scored 15 points and Emma Meesseman added 13 to help the visiting Washington Mystics beat the top-seeded Liberty, 86-83, in double overtime in Game 1 of the best-of-three Eastern Conference semifinals. Washington (18-6) was 19-for-24 from the free-throw line, while New York (23-11) was just 16-for-26, including a few key misses down the stretchIt was a back-and-forth game, with neither team taking more than a four-point lead in the second half or in overtime. The Mystics host Game 2 on Sunday.

Pro basketball: Forward Jerrelle Benimon (Towson University) has signed with the Chinese Basketball Association's Foshan Dralions, according to sportando.com. Benimon had signed a training camp deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Benimon played for the NBA Development League's Idaho Stampede last season, for which he averaged 19.8 points and 11 rebounds per game.